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Race, Empowerment + Experience – Virtual Author Talk Series: Derrick Barnes (Part 2)

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by the Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC): this series of virtual author visits will explore the subjects of Race, Empowerment and Experience. In light of the intense and widespread discussion of race and racism in America, our libraries are committed to providing online platforms for information and discussion.

DERRICK BARNES is from Kansas City, MO. He is a graduate of Jackson
State University with a BA degree in Marketing. After graduation, he
became the first African American male creative copywriter in the
history of Hallmark Cards. He is the author of the critically acclaimed
picture book CROWN: An Ode To The Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books/Agate Bolden) which won a multitude of literary awards, including two 2018 Ezra Jack Keats Awards, the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, the Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, Newbery Honor, and the Caldecott Honor, and the Kirkus Prize For Young Readers.) His follow up to CROWN, entitled The King of Kindergarten, published by Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin in July 2019, debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

On September 1, 2020, Derrick’s 12th trade title, I AM EVERY GOOD THING, was released, and debuted at #5 on the New York Times Best seller List. Derrick resides in Charlotte, NC with his enchanting wife, Dr. Tinka Barnes and their four sons, THE MIGHTY BARNES BROTHERS: Ezra, Solomon, Silas, and Nnamdi (Nom-dee). More information is available at derrickdbarnes.com.



November 17
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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